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monolithic

[ mon-uh-lith-ik ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈlɪθ ɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to a monolith.
made of only one stone: a monolithic column.
consisting of one piece; solid or unbroken: a boat with a monolithic hull.
constructed of monoliths or huge blocks of stone: the monolithic monuments of the New Stone Age.
characterized by massiveness, total uniformity, rigidity, invulnerability, etc.: a monolithic society.
Electronics. of or relating to an integrated circuit formed in a single chip.

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Origin of monolithic

First recorded in 1815–25; monolith + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM monolithic

mon·o·lith·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for monolithic

monolithic
/ (ˌmɒnəˈlɪθɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or like a monolith
characterized by hugeness, impenetrability, or intractabilitya monolithic government
electronics (of an integrated circuit) having all components manufactured into or on top of a single chip of siliconSee hybrid (def. 6)

Derived forms of monolithic

monolithically, adverb
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